Stupid question from a newbie but can I make my region B player region free with this

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by hollerme, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. hollerme

    hollerme New Member

    I just now downloaded the trial version and was hoping to play some region A titles on my laptop which is set to region B (I have a Sony Vaio AR41S with Vista). I tried running it but the region encoding prevented me from playing the DVD.

    I ran AnyDVD HD and clicked on region free but the problem still remained.

    So is it possible to make it region free and if so how?
  2. hollerme

    hollerme New Member

    I watch with WinDVD by the way so maybe I need something else to watch these blu-ray discs when using AnyDVD, and if so what?
  3. A Pal

    A Pal Guest


    SuperGoof has found a method to reset the BR-Region counters of WinDVD and PowerDVD.

    How to Reset Blu-Ray-Region Counter in InterVideo WinDVD BD for VAIO Ver.

    1) Download a program called "Autoruns" from .
    2) Run Autoruns.exe, go to "Drivers" tab and disable driver called "regi"
    (regi.sys). Just untick the checkbox next to it.
    Note: DO NOT delete it.
    3) Restart Windows.
    4) Delete file "ivireg.ivr" in "C:\Windows\System32\" folder.
    5) Re-enable "regi" driver using Autoruns (tick the checkbox).
    6) Restart Windows.File "ivireg.ivr" will be recreated with default settings and you can change BD region from WinDVD interface 5 more times before you have to repeat this procedure. Enjoy!

    P.S.: If you have a dual boot system (say, XP and Vista), you can just boot to another OS and delete "ivireg.ivr" from there.

    It is easier with PowerDVD:

    PowerDVD manages BR-Regions differently in XP and Vista:

    In XP, Regions are saved in keys; on there is a .zip file with Reset Keys ( see for more ).

    In Vista, Region information is stored in Alternate Data Stream (ADS) attached to the file "CLDShowX.ini" located in "C:\ProgramData\CyberLink\PowerDVD\". You can view the content of that stream using, for example, "ADSLocator.exe" utility. If you run out of the number of remaining changes, just delete that file. Next time you start PowerDVD, it will be recreated with default setting.

    I hope this helps. Many greetings, :)

    A Pal